whimsical banquet of delight

A quadrille (exactly 44 words) for Victoria’s poem prompt at dVerse this week. We recently visited Princeville Botanical Gardens in Kauai and enjoyed a fabulous tour!


helaconia spectabilis



Tour of

garden botanical

on island tropical

inspires poetical verse.


We admire

foliage fantastical

blossoms symmetrical

design creational diverse.


To explain

health benefits topical

know ripe fruits medicinal

guide is natural nurse.


To taste

dark chocolate delectable

cacao content palatable

tourist opens available purse!




48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kim881
    Feb 01, 2018 @ 03:36:42

    Although it wasn’t a tropical island, I have just returned from Venice, a city that inspires poetical verse, which is why I enjoyed your haiku so much – It was very cold so I drank lots of hot chocolate and our hotel was in a small garden! Well done for keeping up a quite tricky rhyme, Lynn.


  2. Mish
    Jan 31, 2018 @ 18:43:23

    An informative tour and informative poem. This warmed me up on a wintry day.


  3. Beverly Crawford
    Jan 31, 2018 @ 10:16:46

    Wonderful tour … topped by chocolate. Who could ask for more?? Great write!


  4. Frank J. Tassone
    Jan 30, 2018 @ 19:19:41

    A sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears! Wonderful write!


  5. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Jan 30, 2018 @ 18:26:07

    Typically tropical trips come round to the purse as in this fun verse.


  6. Vivian Zems
    Jan 30, 2018 @ 13:26:50

    So well penned! It reminded me of a botanical tour in Morocco – years ago..


  7. Jo-Anne Teal
    Jan 30, 2018 @ 00:36:30

    Such beautiful form in a delightful poem!


  8. Gospel Isosceles
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 22:17:53



  9. revivedwriter
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 21:30:47

    The ending made me smile. 🙂


  10. wolfsrosebud
    Jan 29, 2018 @ 21:25:14

    Loved the power in the last stanza.


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